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1 cm Square Paper  Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

1 cm Square Paper  resource description

Here is some printable 1cm squared paper.

1 cm Square Paper

What is the resource?

This PDF has pages filled with a simple grid of 1-centimetre squares.  Ideal for primary or early secondary learners.

 

Why is 1 cm squared paper important?

It gives maths problems a structure & turns numbers into visible areas:

  • Area & perimeter: Counting squares makes these concepts less abstract.
  • Early multiplication: Seeing arrays (rows & columns) aids times tables practice.
  • Graphing foundation: The grid serves as a basic plotting canvas, teaching coordinates.
  • Design & Planning: Great for rough floor plans, pixel art, and even board game design.

 

Why is this resource helpful?

This humble grid supports understanding in various ways:

  • Makes maths visual: Instead of just symbols, numbers cover an understandable space.
  • Builds number sense: Seeing 5 rows of 5 squares connects to '25' more deeply.
  • Supports drawing: Grid gives structure for early graphing, line segment practice, etc.
  • Practical tool: Measuring actual square sizes on the page teaches units with accuracy.
  • Printable PDF: Perfect for class lessons, homework, or creative maths play.

This resource promotes learning through doing. Students discover patterns, solve problems, and create using its structure as a guide.

 

 

Also, have a look at our wide range of worksheets that are specifically curated to help your students practice their skills related to area and perimeter to understand this concept better. These teaching resources and worksheets are in PDF format and can be downloaded easily.

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